Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount’s England places will NOT be affected by COVID-19 self-isolation period ‘after six Blues players tested positive for coronavirus’
- Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham are not likely to miss out on England squad
- They are believed to be in self-isolation and away from pre-season training
- The Chelsea duo were called up to the England squad by Gareth Southgate
- Mount and Abraham’s places are not expected to be affected by self-isolation
Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount’s England places are not expected to be affected by COVID-19 self-isolation requirements, with the pair available for international duty after Chelsea were hit by a series of positive cases this week.
Chelsea’s pre-season preparations have been thrown into turmoil with as many as eight Blues players believed to be self-isolating as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
The west London club have confirmed that a number of players have tested positive for the disease and are in quarantine so as to limit the spread of the virus to other squad members.
Mason Mount (left) and Tammy Abraham’s (right) England places are not under threat
Mount and Abraham are among the eight Chelsea stars self-isolating after six players, whose identities are unconfirmed, tested positive for coronavirus head of their return for pre-season
Mount, Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Fikayo Tomori are all understood to be in self-isolation after they were pictured on holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos before pre-season training began last weekend.
Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Emerson and Michy Batshuayi are also reported to be staying away from Chelsea’s Cobham base.
It is not known which of the players have tested positive. The Telegraph report that six players have the virus and a further two are quarantining because of close contact with those affected.
Abraham (left) and Mount (right) were pictured on holiday in Mykonos in the off season
It is understood that eight players are self-isolating while six have tested positive for the virus
There had been concerns that Mount and Abraham’s reported quarantine period may give England manager Gareth Southgate another selection headache after the pair were called up for games against Denmark and Iceland next month.
However, the Chelsea duo are still expected to be part of Southgate’s squad for next month’s UEFA Nations League games, with the England manager reportedly aware of the situation unfolding at Chelsea.
Chelsea players all underwent coronavirus tests at the end of last week ahead of their planned return to pre-season training.
But as a result of the need to quarantine, a number of Chelsea players have yet to report back to the club’s Cobham HQ.
Chelsea play their first match of pre-season away at Brighton on Saturday before opening the new Premier League campaign against the same opponents on September 14.
However, the Chelsea duo’s reported self-isolation should not affect their England places